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Healers Receive the Story


Healers receive the story of their fellow human beings
with a compassionate heart,
a heart that does not judge or condemn,
but recognizes how the stranger's story connects with his own.
Healing is the humble but also very demanding task
of creating and offering a friendly space
where strangers can reflect on their pain and suffering without fear,
and find the confidence that makes them look for new ways
right in the center of their confusion.

- Henry Nouwen "Reaching Out"

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